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Former Chief Executive of Manchester United enters City of Champions Hall of Fame

Former Chief Executive of Manchester United and current UK Vice-President of FIFA, David Gill, has been announced as a new addition to the City of Champions Hall of Fame, which celebrates the success of people in sport, education and business.

Widnes School Sponsored By Miller Homes

The Year 7 rugby team at Wade Deacon High School are celebrating after local housebuilder Miller Homes have become their latest sponsor. The players...

McDonald’s study reveals Liverpool workers are eager to move away from traditional 9-5

New research released today by McDonald’s UK, reveals nearly half of Liverpudlian adults (44%) want to move away from the traditional 9-5 working patterns,...

Go North East takes its marks at Angel View Run

It wasn’t about driving but more face painting and flag-making for the North East region’s largest bus company, Go North East, at this summer’s...
Yorkshire Company reaches out to Chinese tourists

Yorkshire Company reaches out to Chinese tourists

As China develops, a growing middle class has plenty of disposable income. What was a trickle of Chinese tourists to the UK, has become a flood, 250.000 visited last year. Tapping into this growing market is Yorkshire based company, This Pampered Life. This Pampered Life creates bespoke experience packages for corporate and personal clients. It recently signed a contract to offer its services through the popular We Chat Pay app to Chinese tourists visiting Yorkshire. We Chat Pay is an online platform similar to WhatsApp and is used by over one billion Chinese customers Through the We Chat platform, tourists visiting Yorkshire from China can now purchase experience day packages directly with one click on the We Chat app. This saves them the hassle of currency conversion and time consuming bank transfers. Speaking about this latest exciting development, founder of This Pampered Life, Minoti Parikh said “This comes at the perfect time. It is aligned with our plans to expand internationally. Now with the We Chat pay, we will be able to offer our bespoke experience packages to the tourists from China who can directly book through the app in a hassle free way!” Together WeChat and WeChat Pay will make it far easier for visitors based in China and traveling to Yorkshire to take advantage of this new facility to explore all the unique facets of the region.

Specsavers in Wythenshawe raises funds for guide dogs

A team of opticians and audiologists from Wythenshawe will be hosting a fundraising day to raise funds for a worthy cause this International Assistance...
Ashton-under-Lyne solicitors steps up sponsorship of local football club

Ashton-under-Lyne solicitors steps up sponsorship of local football club

Bromleys Solicitors has renewed and increased its sponsorship of Curzon Ashton FC for the 2018/19 season. The Tameside law firm last season became the official...
New National Account Manager announced at Sunderland-based Salamander Pumps

New National Account Manager announced at Sunderland-based Salamander Pumps

Sunderland-based Salamander Pumps, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of shower and domestic water pumps, has appointed Simon Platts as National Account Manager following six successful years in the business.

Former BMW manufacturing boss to head up Citu’s operations of pioneering low-carbon neighbourhoods

Sustainable urban developer Citu has appointed Steve Savage, former manufacturing manager at BMW UK, as operations director to oversee the manufacture and construction of its pioneering Climate Innovation District in Leeds’s South Bank and Little Kelham development in Sheffield.

The legacy of Sir William Turner continues with the merger of two Teesside colleges

The 300-year legacy of a charitable foundation supporting education in Redcar – which started with the wishes of just one man – is set to continue following a major college merger.

HURST’s Executive Insight programme shortlisted for national award

The Executive Insight programme launched by accounting and business advisory firm HURST to help entrepreneurs drive growth in their companies has been shortlisted for a top national award. Executive Insight is a finalist in the mid-tier firm innovation of the year category at the 2018 British Accountancy Awards. HURST launched Executive Insight earlier this year to offer exclusive events and inspiring content to north west entrepreneurs.

Hudson James and Vitae Selection Eye Up Global Expansion as they Become Monocle International...

With an eye on further global expansion, a new identity for one of the North’s leading search firms has been released today as Hudson James Human Capital and Vitae Selection re-launch the business as Monocle International this month.

Northumberland a haven for hen harriers once again

The Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership is delighted to announce that three pairs of hen harriers have managed to successfully nest in Northumberland this...

Hartlepool businesses join forces to support local hospice

Two of Hartlepool’s leading businesses have joined forces to support this year’s Moonlight Memory Walk, in aid of Alice House Hospice

New flooring store opens in York

A £100,000 flooring superstore has opened in York.

Ex-offender entrepreneur Jacob Hill takes rallying cry to Westminster

Jacob Hill – a Yorkshire entrepreneur and founder of ex-offender employment specialist Offploy – has urged MPs to be more aware of the need...

Venator welcomes new apprentices in Stockton investment drive

Venator, the global experts in pigments and additives, headquartered at Wynyard in Stockton-on-Tees, has taken on three new apprentices from Hartlepool College of Further Education as part of its Apprenticeship Scheme.

Hullstudents use science skills to defeat doomsday asteroid

Students from Hull’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC), reached the final of a national competition and met astronaut Major Tim Peake as their reward.

Tall Ships Sunderland was ‘plain sailing’ thanks to Go North East

Around 1.2 million visitors flocked to the docks of Sunderland as The Tall Ships Races 2018 sailed into town – and Go North East...

Productivity and Sales Soar at Leasing Options Following Summer of Sport

LeasingOptions.co.uk is celebrating after a successful summer of sport seeing its best results in the last 12 months.

Chester-Based SMS Platform Reveals Over 50% Want Mobile Financial Reminders

54% of mobile phone users would find financial date reminders useful, the latest findings from Textlocal reveal. The leading SMS platform conducted an in-depth...

Further industry recognition for Go North East with double award shortlist

The region’s largest bus company, Go North East, has been shortlisted in two national awards, recognising its commitment to green technology and industry-leading training...

Leeds’ Trinity Kitchen Opens the Floor to Corporate Events

Trinity Kitchen has launched one of the biggest event spaces in Leeds, offering businesses the opportunity to hire its street-food experience for networking events,...

On the road to diversity as North East bus company gears up for annual...

Newcastle will again come alive with colour for this year’s Pride festival and the region’s largest bus company, Go North East, will be proudly...

Good business boosted on Northumbria Graduation Day

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with the North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE). Northumbria has worked in partnership with NIBE for a number of years, collaborating recently on a series of `Responsible Business Seminars’ exploring how Newcastle can remain an open, tolerant and compassionate city while still competing in an increasingly global economy.

Encore Group eyes growth with new additions

A leading supplier of print and packaging solutions has made a series of appointments to grow its team and accommodate growth.

Bolton Energy Company Gives Manchester School £500 Science Grant!

The Barlow RC High School in Manchester have won the School Science Competition ran by Love Energy Savings. The prizes included a £500 grant...

Metnor completes £6.5m sale of Generator Studios

Metnor Group has completed the £6.5m sale of its Grade II Listed Generator Studios building in Newcastle city centre to Vengrove Group, a London-based real estate investment management firm.

Duo bolster Salford Professional Development’s training arm

Conference and training provider Salford Professional Development has made two senior appointments to its training arm, ONECPD. Danny Clarke has joined as operations director while Dr Karen Stansfield has been recruited as director of the new Health and Social Care Academy which forms part of ONECPD’s sector-led focus. ONECPD runs training courses, conferences and briefings for individuals, companies, organisations and public sector bodies from across the UK and overseas.

Manchester Marketing Agency Extends Services

Following a successful 12 months, What Marketing, has widened it ser-vice offering to include social video content production and audience delivery.

Hit for six

The Wensleydale Heifer hotel and restaurant is sponsoring the Richmondshire under-11s cricket ream during the 2018 season.

NETA’s safety and management systems get the official stamp of approval

NETA Training Group has been given the international seal of approval for both its health and safety and quality management systems. The training centre is proud to announce it has been certified to meet the Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS) 18001:2007 and recertified to ISO 9001:2015 standards.

Haughton Cricketers’ Successful Appeal To The Banks Group For Sightscreens Grant

Players at a successful Darlington community cricket club are getting a clearer view of the game thanks to a four-figure grant from a regional employer.

Hats Off As Arts Students Celebrate Graduation

In a day of sun and celebrations, students from the north east’s leading art and design school enjoyed the time honoured tradition of throwing...

ATG Access named International Business of the Year

ATG Access, the world’s leading innovator of road blockers, bollards and barriers, has been crowned International Business of the Year at the ECHO Regional Business Awards 2018.

Ashfield Healthcare Communications staff smash corporate charity challenge

Staff from Ashfield Healthcare Communications in Macclesfield are celebrating after raising money for a local hospice and winning a trophy for their efforts in...

Second Successful Year for Children of Achievement Awards

More than 250 people from across the Wakefield District dusted off their dickie bows and donned their favourite dresses to celebrate the Cedar Court Hotel’s Yorkshire Children of Achievement Awards on Saturday 23 June. Supporting the bravery and talents of young people from across the district, each with remarkable stories to share, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as ten very deserving children took to the stage to accept their awards and become the centre of attention during a night that they will never forget.

Bus operators in Greater Manchester launch partnership

THIS Catch the Bus Week (2-8th July), all 18 commercial bus companies across Greater Manchester have come together to launch OneBus, reaffirming their commitment to improving bus travel and positioning the bus as the primary choice for local commutes.
Tim Krul (centre, rear), Galliford Try Partnerships North’s Phil Hunter (right, rear) and club founder Phil Gibson (left, rear) with the Killingworth team in their new kit

Krul’s kit sponsorship deal netted by Killingworth YPC

Former Toon stopper Tim Krul is literally putting his shirt on a group of young North East footballers. A keen follower of the Killingworth Young...

Manor Walks launches a new charity bursary in Northumberland

Northumberland charities could be in with a chance of securing funding thanks to Manor Walks new £3k bursary scheme. The Manor Walks Heart of the...

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